Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Your Izmir shore excursion starts as you make your way from the Izmir cruise port to Ephesus, stopping along the way at St Johns Basilica, built in honor of the saint, who wrote his gospel atop Ayasuluk Hill where the basilica is located. See the 4th-century tomb where his remains are said to be housed.

You will see the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsus and many other temples during your Ephesus tour.

Continue to the ancient city of Ephesus, an important center for early Christianity. In the Book of Revelation, Ephesus was one of the seven churches addressed by Christ in a vision. It is here that you will find the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Enjoy a lunch of authentic Turkish cuisine (not included), and then visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life. Authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967, St Mary’s house is a place of pilgrimage for many believers.


Service details

  • 150 Euro per Day
  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 8 Hour(s)
  • From 1 to 6 people

Travel pro profile

  • Licensed Guide